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Biz Beat 8-9-2012

Hawthorne Deli at 153 E. Broadway has been vacant for a while and we hear a new restaurant, Bon Mi, has opened in the space featuring Vietnamese and French-style cooking. The owner is Yoon Shil and we notice the place is already very busy with the lunch sandwich crowd.

A new outdoor market for artisans and farmers opened Aug. 4 at Irvington Grange on Irvington Drive in Santa Clara. The market will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on the first Saturday of the month through October, according to organizer Sarah Sabri. Email irvingmarket@gmail.com or call (503) 515-2490.

Master Development has completed construction of the Park Place Apartments, located at 877 E. Park St. and has scheduled a grand opening at 10 am Wednesday, Aug. 15. The event will include a ribbon cutting by Mayor Kitty Piercy, a discussion on the project and tours of the facility. Developer Steve Master has converted the old city Public Works Building into 24 upscale apartments. See www.parkplaceeugene.com or email dustin@masterequity.net

 Ninkasi Brewing Company of Eugene has expanded distribution to northern California, contracting with DBI Beverage of San Jose to serve the San Francisco Bay Area. Ninkasi is already available in some California areas along with Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The current 90,000 barrel capacity is expected to grow to 200,000 in late 2013, according to James Book, Ninkasi’s marketing director. See ninkasibrewing.com

Can we buy local when it comes to health and nutrition products? Evergreen Nutrition has published in its latest newsletter a list of Eugene-area companies that manufacture products sold on their shelves at 1653 Willamette. They include Cortesia, Crystalline Publications, Ease Pak, From The Heart Nutraceuticals, Good Clean Love, Happy Nibbles, Isha Lerner, Mad About Organics, Merry Hempsters, NuNaturals, Ojas Naturals, Pharmacopia Herbals, Quantum Health, Syllaya Skin Care, Terra Firma Botanicals and Well Future. They also list another 15 brands made by companies elsewhere in Oregon. See evergreennutrition.com

Dates have been announced for the 2013 Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon. The seventh annual events will kick off with the Health and Fitness Expo at the Fairgrounds Friday, April 26; the 5K and Kids’ Duck Dash will be Saturday, April 27; and the big races will be Sunday, April 28.

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